SOC046 Roman Law

Faculty of Law
Autumn 2017
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
JUDr. Mgr. Radek Černoch, Ph.D. (lecturer)
JUDr. Pavel Salák, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Supervisor
JUDr. Pavel Salák, Ph.D.
Department of the History of the State and Law - Faculty of Law
Contact Person: doc. JUDr. Ing. Michal Radvan, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of the History of the State and Law - Faculty of Law
Timetable
Mon 25. 9. to Fri 22. 12. Thu 9:35–11:05 031
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 15 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 3/15, only registered: 0/15
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Roman law constitutes a propaedeutic basis for the study of current law both in the continental Europe and, to some extent, in Anglo-American system or even non-European countries. The course introduces the systematics of Roman law and its most important institutes both from the dogmatic and historical point of view. The students will get acquainted with mutual relation of particular institutes and will comprehend the importance of Roman law for practical application of current law.

At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
Orientate himself within the systematics of Roman law
Point out the most important institutes of Roman law and their development
Understand the principles of interpretation of Roman law in particular cases
Use various approaches how to deal with problematic questions Realise the impact of Roman law on later legal development
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
Orientate himself within the systematics of Roman law
Point out the most important institutes of Roman law and their development
Understand the principles of interpretation of Roman law in particular cases
Use various approaches how to deal with problematic questions Realise the impact of Roman law on later legal development
Syllabus
  • 1. Introduction into Roman Law and its Further Development
  • 2. Roman State and Sources of Law
  • 3. Legal Personality and Family
  • 4. Juridical Acts and Procedural Law
  • 5. Possession and Types of Thing
  • 6. Ownership and Easements
  • 7. Law of Obligations – General Part
  • 8. Torts
  • 9. Contracts – Verbal Contracts, Literary Contracts, Real Contracts
  • 10. Consensual Contracts
  • 11. Law of Succession – Testamentary and Intestate Succession
  • 12. Law of Succession – Position of Heir and Singular Succession
Literature
  • See Teacher’s Information for full details.
Teaching methods
Lectures with case solving and discussion
Assessment methods
Active participation in lectures and written test
Language of instruction
English
Further comments (probably available only v češtině)
The course is taught annually.
Teacher's information
Literature:

LONGCHAMPS DE BÉRIER, Franciszek. Law of succession : Roman legal framework and comparative law perspective. 1st ed. Warszawa: Lex, 2011. 289 p. ISBN 978-83-264-1468-8.

PLESSIS, Paul du. Borkowski’s Textbook on Roman Law. 4th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press. xvi+427 s ISBN 978-0-19-957488-9.

SALÁK Pavel, HORÁK Ondřej et al.. Law of Succession in the Middle-European Area. 1. vyd. Cracow: Spolok Slovákov v Poľsku – Towarzystwo Słowaków, 2015. 166 p. ISBN 978-83-7490-848-1.

ZIMMERMANN, Reinhard. The Law of Obligations. Roman Foundations of the Civilian Tradition. Reprinted. Deventer + Boston : Juta + Kluwer, 1992. lxiv+1241 p. ISBN 90-6544-6737.


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